Day: July 7, 2020

Secretive data startup Palantir has confidentially filed for an IPO – TechCrunch

Secretive big data and analytics startup Palantir, co-founded by Peter Thiel, said late Monday it has confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

Its statement said little more. “The public listing is expected to take place after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions.”

Palantir did not say when it plans to go public nor did it provide other information such as how many shares it would potentially sell or the share price range for the IPO . Confidential IPO filings allow companies to bypass the traditional IPO filing mechanisms that give insights into their inner workings such as financial figures and potential risks. Instead, Palantir can explore the early stages of setting itself up for a public listing without the public scrutiny that comes with the process. The strategy has been used by companies such as Spotify, Slack

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How to enable old-style Outlook notifications in Windows 10

There is a way to change back to old-style Outlook notifications but it’s convoluted because Microsoft hid it so well. We explain how to work around those restrictions.

At some point in the not too distant past, Microsoft decided to move Outlook incoming mail notifications to the Windows 10 notification system. In the past iteration, Outlook handled incoming notifications itself, displaying the messages in a small rectangular box that allowed you to delete, flag, or open the email. Now, email notifications for Outlook are displayed in the Windows 10 flyout notification screen, intermingled with notifications from other applications.

While the Windows 10 flyout notification screen works well enough, many users would prefer to go back to the old-style Outlook-controlled notification method. Unfortunately, that method is no longer a part of the standard system settings. However, there is a way to change back to the old-style, but it’s convoluted and clunky.

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9 tech products companies can buy for reopening offices during the pandemic

There are a range of new products available to help the enterprise prepare to safely bring employees back to the workplace.

Offices are reopening after weeks of working from home due to the pandemic. Unless the business has adopted Twitter’s example (all remote, all the time), companies will  need to adapt the existing office setup, or implement safety features in the office space to help fight the spread of COVID-19. 

In addition to keeping six feet apart, and wearing masks, the nine products on this list will help to build confidence for anyone wary of returning to the workspace.  Reopening options include customizable panels, overhead UV disinfecting lights, voice activated trash cans, private and secure booths, and a temperature kiosk. The latter is the first step, right at the entrance to the office to start the process of creating a healthy and safe office environment. 

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Employers are trying

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